Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science at Stanmore College


Qualification Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science
Subject Area Vocational Science
Attendance Full Time

Course Content

This course is intended for anyone wishing to enter a career in science, and deepens the learner's experience in preparation for the world of work. It is equivalent to 3 'A' levels.

This is a two year full time course.

Course Outcomes

Students need to complete 12 units (6 in each year), to gain their BTEC National Diploma award. 6 units are core units which all students take. They introduce fundamentals of science, working in the science industry, scientific investigation and practical techniques and perceptions of science.Students will also study a range of other units that include:

  • Principles and Applications of Science I
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Applications
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Diseases and Infections


Progression could be into employment where professional body examinations or NVQ's may be taken, or students could continue to higher education programmes in this area.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English, Maths and Science, or BTEC First Diploma in a related science subject at Merit grade.


Exam Board: Edexcel

Continuous portfolio-based assessment covering a variety of scientific investigations.


Materials: £35 towards the cost of textbooks plus visits, etc.

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For ages 16-18

Key Staff

Tom Padfield
Deputy Head of School - STEM
Vik Seeborun
Head of School - Science, IT, Eng, ACC & Maths
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Relevant Careers

Doing this course could lead to great job outcomes such as:

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